Remembering the Editors

Ever tried to edit someone else’s footage (or even your own) but none of the shots seem to have a defined beginning or end? That’s what happens when a Camera Operator bounces from shot to shot too quickly and forgets about the Editors.  It hinders the EVS Operators and Editors from having the instant replay ready for the Producer when they call for it, or being able to use an otherwise great shot for the newscast, commercial, TV show, or highlight reel.

To avoid making enemies in the production truck or post-editing room, remember to hold your shot at the end for a second or 2 to let the editors know when the shot is over.  If you can do the same at the beginning of your shot, that helps as well. Shooting with enough pad helps the editors do their job more efficiently, and it means you’re making friends and not enemies.